Another day, another few gigs. We are doing two shows in the West of England (Yeovil and Exeter) with our regular touring crew - Jonty, Will, Leisa, Richie, Ben, Hester, me and Dave, plus Doug (sound) and Jamie (tour managing). These are the last few gigs in England before we go off to Germany at the end of June for a 12 day tour.
The West of England is a long way for me (I live on the east coast of England) but the drive wasn't too bad - about four hours, and certainly not as long as the drive to and from Scotland which I did a few weeks ago. Here's me driving past Stonehenge.
On arrival at the theatre, I saw the usual placards advertising other acts playing at the theatre - Psychic Sally is still going strong - maybe she ought to team up with the Ladyboys of Bangkok (the other act that we always see advertised on the road) and do a psychic cross dressing show - that would be something I'd pay to see.......
Octagon Theatre facade
Even we'd made in onto the wall
Doug twiddling his knobs
Backstage bull - wonder what show it was from?
Band gets ready to soundcheck
The usual superlative British backstage catering
Talk about jaded looks - here's Dave and me at soundcheck.
and a slightly more cheery pic
Another good show under our belt - here we are signing afterwards
and relaxing back at the hotel - Exeter tomorrow...